Richard Kamler's (1935-2017) artist statement begins: In 1963 I had just graduated from UC Berkeley and had gone to New York to begin an apprenticeship with Frederick Kiesler, the visionary painter, sculptor, theater designer and architect. I was climbing the stairs to his studio and heard voices. He had left the door ajar for me and was talking to a museum director from Switzerland. He was saying that "through art we can change the laws of the world.”
This idea that art can engage in worldly affairs–“can change the laws of the world” –is what has driven my work these past 40 years. That art is a catalyst for social change and cultural transformation.
Read the rest of his inspiring statement here.